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Utah governor issues statewide mask mandate to stem coronavirus

Utah governor issues statewide mask mandate to stem coronavirus

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert declared a state of emergency Sunday night and ordered a statewide mask mandate amid a recent surge in coronavirus cases that are testing the state’s hospital capacity. The decision comes after the state saw a total of 16,111 new cases and 46 deaths from the virus over the past seven days. His new set of rules also calls for a two-week pause on extracurricular activities.

David
David
Rocky
Rocky 1 months

Yeah because that has worked anywhere on the planet so far.🤦🏽‍♂️At this point if you want to mandate masks fine (it will likely be shot down in the courts), but stop claiming it has anything to do with virus transmission. We know it has never been able to do that and the data shows it has no effect where it is used as a preventative measure.

Burger
Burger 1 months

Now that trump was voted out of office people are finally starting to grow a spine. Way to show some courage.

Freedom Nuggets
Freedom Nuggets 1 months

Can't wait for every Democrat city to go on never ending Lockdowns. I'll be enjoying my freedom in a red county where the police do not enforce this garbage and no businesses owners care. Enjoy people.

Jason
Jason 1 months

Only because he was publically shamed on the national media. We are #8 and the listed us first. We have high numbers because of all the proactive testing. Slc area has had a mask mandate since the beginning. Hes a spineless weiner on his way out and fuck cox too.

MIDESSA
MIDESSA 1 months

Right everyone knows that doctors and nurses wear those masks in surgery cause its soooooo sexy. No practical application at all. Just ask the chosen one and his band of basket dwellers.

k0sen
k0sen 1 months

Good, eventually it will finally be the whole country. Stupid american fetishized freedom... Wear the fucking masks lol

Austin
Austin 1 months

Yes, call for a mandate of something neither the CDC or WHO consider effective. Unless, of course, Utah's just been sitting on an incomprehensible stockpile of n95 masks, the only ones that work.

Bryce
Bryce 1 months

We lose over a million people PER YEAR to tuberculosis, which is spread the same way covid is. Why don't we wear masks to prevent the spread of it? Because science and statics prove it isn't effective at preventing the spread. https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/newsroom/topics/tb/index.html#:~:text=Globally%2C%20tuberculosis%20(TB)%20is,%25%2C%20respectively%2C%20from%202017.

Jon
Jon 1 months

Good thing you idiots voted for Trump. 🤦‍♂️

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

Masks do nothing when you touch your face more often, don't wash the mask after every use, and don't practice isolation technique. Fauci himself said masks were worse than not wearing them because people didn't know how to wear them.

Brian
Brian 1 months

Who is Ezekiel Emanuel? This is the man who thinks no one should live beyond age 75. He believes it is morally problematic. He believes 75+ should not have access to vaccines, or even antibiotics. His quote on that is this: “unlike the decays associated with chronic conditions, death from these infections is quick and relatively painless. So, no to antibiotics.” He also said, “What about simple stuff? Flu shots are out. Certainly if there were to be a flu pandemic, a younger person who has yet to live a complete life ought to get the vaccine or any antiviral drugs.” Who is Ezekiel Emanuel? He’s the man Biden picked for his coronavirus task force. Feeling good now?

Jim
Jim 1 months

These mandates would be much easier to handle if we were provided basic info such as how odors and fine particles get through the mask but a virus can’t. How about the size of the virus compared to the size of the material the mask is: is one material better than another ? I would certainly think so. Open sores or cuts - why don’t they have to be covered if it’s an airborn virus ? How does a mask actually stop transmission ? I watch football every Sunday and wonder how players line up 1 yard from each other face to face, engage in physical stress which causes heavy breathing and then pile on top of each other , all while mask less. Then immediately after the game players put surgical mask on to walk around the exact same field they just played on without them, to talk. In high school players and cheerleaders wear no mask as long as they are on the field side of a chain link fense as if the chain link fense is a barrier . Exactly how is this safe ? It seems to me that there are an awful lot of inconsistent actions and messages in this mask thing and honestly I don’t think they know what the heck will stop it or slow it down . I’d do my part out of courtesy if nothing else but either this is the smartest virus ( knows who to go around and recognizes barriers ) or politicians and scientist are just full of crap

Jason
Jason 1 months

I just don't understand just wear a mask it could keep us from having to shut down we dont yell about having to wear shoes or clothes i wear a mask to help keep you safe i wish you'd wear a mask to help keep me safe

Regnar
Regnar 1 months

Mr. Dummy Dumb that's how to handle things!

J.a.c.c.
J.a.c.c. 1 months

Thank you Trump supporters for getting me grounded by the state. Really fighting for freedom over here Source: Utahn

Chip
Chip 1 months

How about no

Chad
Chad 1 months

Nope, go ahead and fine me. This isn't Iran

riheg
riheg 1 months

So now one less republican believes its a hoax. Great

Miranda
Miranda 1 months

Jesus Christ it’s about time

Doug
Doug 1 months

At least Utah had the good sense to offer Utahns free masks via mail - which White House considered for the nation, then abandoned. (:-(

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